Earth’s Magnetic Field and Anomalies

Identifying and Managing the Economic Risks of Anomaly in Earth’s Magnetic Field. This vast, developing phenomenon, called the South Atlantic Anomaly, has intrigued and concerned scientists for years. Satellites and spacecraft are particularly vulnerable to the weakened magnetic field strength within the anomaly. During these encounters, technological systems onboard satellites can short-circuit and malfunction. Satellites not only allow for safe navigation in the air, on land and at sea, but also underpin financial transactions and the protocols that keep data parcels in sync across the internet.


  • Physics
  • GEO-GIS & Earth and space education
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics & Finance
  • Actuarial science
  • Risk management and insurance

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Project Mentor

Jim Jones

Final deliverable format:

A paper that can be published with the students names on Verisk emerging risks database